Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his leadership and his government’s record on climate change.
Sunday saw milder temperatures that brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three Australian states, claiming 24 lives.
He told a news conference it was not the time for blame.
As dawn broke over a blackened landscape on Sunday, a picture emerged of disaster of unprecedented scale.
The Rural Fire Service says 150 fires are still active, 64 of them uncontrolled.